fire compartment

fire compartment

1. An area of a building enclosed within a fire-resistive construction; has fire-resistive doors that close automatically in case of fire.
2. Within a building, a space enclosed by barriers of fire-resistive construction on all sides.
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Geoffrey Back then, a joint investigation by West Midlands Fire Service and hospital bosses found there were holes in fire compartment walls at the PS380 million hospital - walls which are supposed to stop fires spreading.
He added: "You cannot rely in this building on a one-hour, fire compartment 'stay put' policy because the compartments are breached.
You cannot building on a fire compartment put' policy the are Arnold The authority said it carried out yearly fire risk assessments at all blocks, together with West Midlands Fire Service.
When top vent is open, the hot smoke flowing into stairwell could easily induce the occurrence of the stack effect, resulting in larger velocity of air flowing into the fire compartment.
Fire management in case of demolitions, fabric removals, penetrations of fire compartment walls and floors by services, pipe work and electrical and data cabling should be checked periodically during construction.
A fire separation could be structural or a fire compartment wall or floor.
In the hybrid model, the two-zone model is used to model the fire smoke movement in the compartment of fire origin, as well as the fire smoke propagation in the compartments/corridors near the fire compartment where the hot smoke layer is well stratified and the smoke movement can be reasonably simulated based on the two-zone concept.
In his article "Trial by Fire: Protecting Federal Records," printed in the March/April 2002 issue of NFPA Journal, Hannestad wrote that NARA limits the number of federal records stored in a single fire compartment to 250,000 cubic feet because "even the best designed (sprinkler) systems can fail or be prevented from operating.
The BA crew faced with these conditions located the fire using a thermal image camera and feeling their way along the walls to locate the fire compartment.
The building environment is a single fire compartment of a commercial building in accordance with the Chinese Code of Design on Building Fire Protection and Prevention (GB 50016-2006).
Post-Test Computations of the Virginia Tech Propane Fire Compartment Study Using FDS v2.